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Pride of St Helens Business Awards

The NEW Pride of St Helens Business Awards in association with Invest in St Helens, is an evening of celebration and glamour for the leading organisations who invest in St Helens 2018. Halton And St Helens Voluntary And Community Action are proud to be the Sponsor Of The Community Impact Award!

The Pride of St Helens Business Awards honour, support and celebrate the impact businesses, social enterprises and educational facilities have on the local economy. Raising the profile of St Helens as a place to invest, live, learn, visit and work, these businesses ensure they raise aspirations, inspire pride and create jobs. From schools to social enterprises, private to voluntary sector, we welcome your FREE entry.


Volunteers Needed

Thatto Heath Crusaders Rugby Club  are looking for a small team of volunteers (about 3 or 4 people) to manage car parking duties on a Sunday morning, 0930-1200, throughout the junior rugby league season and on event days.  Volunteers would be asked to assist the safe parking of around 200 cars over a 3 hr period and manage safe access and egress. Free refreshments, walkie talkie and hi viz jacket will be provided...


Volunteer Recruitment Fair

Volunteer Centre Halton are holding a Volunteer Recruitment Fair on Tuesday 9 October from 11-2pm at Riverside College, Kingsway Campus, Kingsway, Widnes WA8 7QQ. The event is open to both students and the general public. If you would like to book a table at the event please, contact Linda on: 01928 593112 or email: lgoodier@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk. Places are limited, so book your table asap...


Liverpool ONE Foundation Children & Young People’s Mental Health & Well-being Fund

The Liverpool ONE Foundation’s aspiration is to achieve a decrease in the number of children and young people up to 25 years of age suffering with mental health problems in Merseyside and they will be looking to support projects that decrease the number of children and young people suffering with mental health problems, raise awareness of mental health issues or remove the stigma currently associated with mental health problems. Applications are encouraged for projects that concentrate on the prevention of mental health problems and the Foundation is keen to fund projects that help support families and young children to develop methods to equip them with the skills necessary to prevent mental health issues occurring...


'Our Liverpool' Community Services Roles

Liverpool City Council have a number of vacancies that have gone "live" this week.  They include Refugee Programme Support Officer, Analyst and Performance Team Leader, Community Development Team Leader, Grants Officer, Community Development Officer...


Fast-Track Help For People With Money/Debt Worries

Citizens Advice Halton is urging local people who are struggling paying the bills or who are in debt to get help from their accredited Money Advice Team. Often when a life changing event happens (you lose your job, you have a child, you experience a relationship breakdown) it is so easy to get into a downward spiral of debt. If you've missed even just one important payment like your rent, your council tax, your credit card, Citizens Advice Halton can help. Their advisers can help you review your household budgets and also what rights you have to get some breathing space to get your finances back on an even keel. Please don't ignore the bills or borrow yet more money to pay off your debts or arrears, get advice...


UC Crew Visit Stuttgart

UC Crew visited Stuttgart for "Twin Towns in Action Day" during 29th June - 2nd July by performing across the city at dance schools, local festivals and the international twin town events to celebrate culture, partnership and unity between St Helens and Stuttgart. UC Crew have been working with Stuttgart Council and local Break Dancers for over 10 years and are regular guests at each others Break Dancing events including the  international events 'Northern Hordes' and 'Break It' which featured annually in Church Square and at Sherdley Park as part of the St Helens festival. Tom Glynn said "Our visit to Stuttgart has strengthened our links and talks are underway for regular partnership projects to happen with Stuttgart Break Dancers to celebrate town twinning and the St Helens 150th Anniversary"...


Fifth Annual North of England Inequalities Conference

Public Health England would like to invite you to the Fifth Annual North of England Inequalities Conference on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 November 2018 in Liverpool. This year’s theme is 'what can devolution mean for the health and wellbeing of people and places across the North?’ The conference is an opportunity to bring together individuals from across the North to discuss, share and learn how we can all live long and prosper, closing the health gap between and within our communities.  Speakers include Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor, Liverpool City Region, Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive, Public Health England and Professor Dame Margaret Whitehead, WH Duncan Chair of Public Health, University of Liverpool...


Volunteers Needed in Newton-le-Willows

Newton Boys and Girls Club (NBGC) are looking for dedicated people to join their volunteer team. NBGC is a youth provision based in Newton-Le-Willows town centre; they engage with children and young people aged 8-18 and through their sessions they encourage inclusion, development and communication. This opportunity will involve being a positive role model, being supportive and being a good listener. All they ask is that you are reliable, committed and have a willingness to learn as opportunities will come up for you to develop your own skills...


Benefit Mythbuster

Benefit Mythbuster is a new online web tool designed to help address commonly held myths and misconceptions about universal credit. People can choose from three options – ‘Starting a New Claim’, ‘Managing your Claim’, and ‘Solving Problems’ to find out more about their rights, including information on job search, the claimant commitment, in-work conditionality, sanctions, and more. People can also get in touch to add a myth that needs busting. Or help to bust a myth...


Funding Bulletins from Halton Borough Council – July

Our colleagues from Halton Borough Council’s External Funding Team have prepared some Funding Bulletins containing valuable information for voluntary organisations looking for grants to get projects off the ground.  The Monthly funding bulletins offering information on funding opportunities in the following areas: Arts, Community & Voluntary, Environment & Heritage, European, Faith, Health, Schools, Sports and Youth...


Career Training And Support Fair

FTW, Asset and Dovewell Training have amalgamated and are wanting to promote what services and training is available to St Helens Residents who are wanting to undergo training, employment or utilise some of the fantastic support services that are out there. The event is going to be held on 1st August starting at 10am- 2pm at the Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens, on entry everyone will receive a raffle ticket and throughout the day various spot prizes will be given out through the donations of local businesses. The aim is for residents to have a chat to various partners to see what is on offer in their community...


Don't Forget...

VCSE Connect

Information about the voluntary, community, charitable sector still remains one of the key issues raised by professionals and clinicians when you ask the question “What could the voluntary sector do?” or “How can I refer this person to something more appropriate?”

As the gateway into the sector, Halton & St Helens VCA holds lots of information and data about local voluntary action.  We have produced that in great detail, in “Here to Help”, provided a search facility on our website, share information with key organisations and have many different ways of sharing what groups do, but still people say they don’t know what groups exist, what they do and how they get to them or refer to them.  So Halton & St Helens VCA has been working on an extension to our database which will display information about groups in an easy format, tell you what they do and when, allow clinicians and other key professionals to log-in directly and make a referral directly to the group (as long as they have agreed to receive referrals).  This means for the first time there will be a single place where referrals to the local voluntary and community sector can be made.

If you would like your organisation to be included in the VCSE Connect directory...


 

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